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Leaves from the garden of Eden : one hundred classic Jewish tales

Author: Howard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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"With its broad selection from written and oral sources, Leaves from the garden of Eden is a landmark collection, representing the full range of Jewish folklore from the Talmud to the present"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Schwartz
ISBN: 9780195335651 0195335651 9780199754380 0199754381
OCLC Number: 227192089
Description: xii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fairy tales. An apple from the tree of life --
Elijah's violin --
The witches of Ashkelon --
The bird of happiness --
The golden mountain --
The princess in the tower --
King Solomon and Ashmodai --
The beggar king --
The wonder child --
The princess and the slave --
The golden tree --
The mute princess --
The enchanted journey --
The magic mirror of Rabbi Adam --
The king's dream --
The exiled princess --
The wonderful healing leaves --
The city of Luz --
The boy Israel and the witch --
The lost princess --
The prince and the slave --
The prince who was made of precious gems --
The water palace --
The pirate princess --
A garment for the moon. Folktales. Leaves from the Garden of Eden --
A palace of bird beaks --
The maiden in the tree --
The Sabbath lion --
Katanya --
The wooden sword --
The water witch --
Drawing the wind --
A flock of angels --
Milk and honey --
The goat whose horns reached to heaven --
The golden dove --
The twelve golden calves --
The sword of Moses --
The groom who was destined to die on his wedding day --
The three tasks of Elijah --
The staff of Elijah --
Miriam's tambourine --
The cave of King David --
The magic wine cup --
The hair in the milk --
The cave of Mattathias --
The prince who thought he was a rooster --
The treasure --
The souls of trees. Supernatural tales. The finger --
The Queen of Sheba --
The bride of demons --
Helen of Troy --
The homunculus of Maimonides --
The beast --
The haunted violin --
The knife --
The charm in the dress --
Lilith's cave --
The cellar --
The dead fiancée --
The demon princess --
The speaking head --
The other side --
Yona and the river demon --
The dybbuk in the well --
The golem --
The werewolf --
A combat in magic --
The perfect saint --
The bridegroom who vanished --
The lost melody --
The demon of the waters --
The underwater palace. Mystical tales. The cottage of candles --
The cave of Shimon bar Yohai --
A kiss from the master --
The angel of forgetfulness --
A vision at the wailing wall --
Gathering sparks --
The tzaddik of the forest --
The angel of the Mishnah --
Gabriel's palace --
Rabbi Naftali's trance --
The spirit of Hagigah --
The ladder of prayers --
The tree of life --
The enchanted island --
Lighting a fire --
The tefillin of the Or ha-Hayim --
The angel of friendship --
The underground forest --
Reb Nachman's chair --
The soul of the Ari --
The blind angel --
A new soul --
The tale of the kugel --
The ocean of tears --
The dream assembly --
Appendices : A. Sources of the stories --
B. Story cycles --
C. Countries of origin --
D. Specialized tale types --
E. Tale types index.
Responsibility: selected and retold by Howard Schwartz ; illustrations by Kristina Swarner ; calligraphy by Tsila Schwartz.
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